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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, March 12, 1954

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,718
Across
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Small, filmy piece. : WISP
5
Wood used for shingles. : CEDAR
10
Country E. of Judea. : MOAB
14
Affirm. : AVER
15
Rise and fall alternately. : HEAVE
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Spindle. : AXLE
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Recipient of Philippine decoration. : GENERALVANFLEET
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Prize. : ESTEEM
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Surround and fortify. : ENTRENCH
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Raises the pile. : NAPS
24
Number suffix. : TEEN
25
With malice aforethought. : FORSPITE
29
City W. of Chicago. : DEKALB
33
Tax-collecting bureau. : IRO
34
Mounts. : SOARS
36
Subdued in color. : SOBER
37
Bridge ___. : LAMP
39
French beauty De Lenclos. : NINON
41
“___ Zapata.” : VIVA
42
Mild cigar. : CLARO
44
Poetic sorrow. : DOLOR
46
Repeat insistently. : DIN
47
Girl’s name. : HELENE
49
“Dearest friend, ___ critic.” : SEVEREST
51
Tuptim’s land. : SIAM
53
Spanish painter. : DALI
54
Without the knowledge of others. : INSECRET
58
James MacDonald’s middle name. : RAMSAY
62
One of our leading actors. : LIONELBARRYMORE
64
Petty dispute. : SPAT
65
Tipsy: Span. : EBRIO
66
Mr. Kazan. : ELIA
67
Puts a question. : ASKS
68
Watches over. : TENDS
69
Esteemed. : DEAR
Down
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Carry on. : WAGE
2
Lehman’s colleague. : IVES
3
Transmitted. : SENT
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Prinks. : PREENS
5
Dancer Gower. : CHAMPION
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Elver. : EEL
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TV’s Garroway. : DAVE
8
___ garde. : AVANT
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Leased. : RENTED
10
Presidium head. : MALENKOV
11
Draft animals. : OXEN
12
Man’s name. : ALEC
13
Little Woman. : BETH
18
Enjoys the fruits of. : REAPS
19
Manumits. : FREES
23
Sedate. : STAID
25
Steal. : FILCH
26
Papal cape. : ORALE
27
Thong used as a quirt in Texas. : ROMAL
28
Mr. Rapee and others. : ERNOS
30
Stay. : ABIDE
31
Popular Western apparel. : LEVIS
32
Wild goose. : BRANT
35
Repaired, as shoes. : SOLED
38
“Robert Montgomery ___.” : PRESENTS
40
Actor Ramon and others. : NOVARROS
43
Where not to keep bananas. : ONICE
45
Fresh supply. : RELAY
48
Small projection, as on a leaf. : EARLET
50
Having a border. : RIMMED
52
Perhaps: Dial. : MEBBE
54
German girl’s name. : ILSA
55
Bites. : NIPS
56
Take in mentally (with “up”). : SOAK
57
Mountain lake. : TARN
59
One and only. : SOLE
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Diva’s song. : ARIA
61
MCMLIV. : YEAR
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Clear. : RID

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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